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Out to Sea (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 July 1997 (USA)
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A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

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Martha Coolidge

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Herb Sullivan
Walter Matthau ... Charlie Gordon
Dyan Cannon ... Liz LaBreche
Gloria DeHaven ... Vivian (as Gloria De Haven)
Brent Spiner ... Gil Godwyn
Elaine Stritch ... Mavis LaBreche
Hal Linden ... Mac Valor
Donald O'Connor ... Jonathan Devereaux
Edward Mulhare ... Cullen Carswell
Rue McClanahan ... Mrs. Ellen Carruthers
Alexandra Powers ... Shelly
Sean O'Bryan ... Allan
Esther Scott ... Maria
Allan Rich ... Sebastian
Estelle Harris ... Bridget
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Storyline

Care-free Charlie cons his widower brother-in-law Herb into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes have lots of mis-adventures before they finally return to port. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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They're Back. The Original Men in Black...Tie. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

2 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailando sobre el mar See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,655,948, 6 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,974,168, 28 September 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Between takes one day Donald O'Connor stopped by Brent Spiner's trailer and showed him a tape of him dancing in many movies. See more »

Goofs

Vivian is led to believe that Herb is a doctor, but when she finds out he isn't, she's upset that he lied to her. He explains later that it was Charlie that lied to her, but that isn't correct either. Charlie lied to the flight attendant and Vivian just happened to overhear it. See more »

Quotes

[Ellen heard Gil's rant]
Ellen Carruthers: You know, Gil. I never believed it but it's true. You really *are* an asshole!
Gil Godwyn: [flustered] I was simply doing my job.
Ellen Carruthers: Oh, you have no job. You're fired. Mac, as of now, you're my new CD.
Jonathan Devereaux: [as Ellen starts to leave] What about *me*?
Ellen Carruthers: [pointing to Mac] You're... his friend.
[leaves]
Ellen Carruthers: [Mac and Jonathan turn on Gil]
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During the first part of the credits, the cast (singly and in pairs) dances; during the latter part, we see outtakes. See more »


Soundtracks

You're Our Guest
Music by Chris Boardman
Lyrics by Robert Nelson Jacobs
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Thanks for the laughs!
31 October 2002 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Walter Matthau plays Charlie Gordon who cons his widower brother-in-law Herb Sullivan (Jack Lemmon) into a cruise in search of rich and lonely ladies.What he doesn't tell Herb is that they have to be dance hosts. Out to Sea from 1997 is a comedy with excellent actors.There are great performances from Elaine Stritch, Dyan Cannon, Gloria DeHaven, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Harris, Hal Linden and Donald O'Connor.Lemmon and Matthau make a great team in the lead.This movie would be much worse without them.This legendary couple saves the movie.They're both dead now.Matthau died July 1st 2000 and Lemmon June 27th 2001.These two made us laugh in so many movies.The world of comedy lost a lot with them.So thanks for the laughs you two.We will miss you very much.


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